Reported fighting on the Rapidan — the enemy said to be Crossing.
By passengers who came down on the Fredericksburg
train yesterday afternoon we learn that heavy firing was heard at Hamilton's Crossing
, in the direction of the upper fords of the Rappahannock
Passengers by the Central
train, which arrived at a late hour, state that a report reached Orange C. H.
yesterday morning that the enemy had crossed the Rapidan
at one or two fords during the night before, and that heavy skirmishing was going on all the morning.
Whether the enemy had crossed in force, or whether they consisted of infantry or cavalry, or both, we could not learn.
From movement of our own troops, we think it more than likely that a general advance of the enemy is contemplated.
It will be seen that the correspondent of the Dispatch,
writing from the army, announces an advance of Meade